Knowledgebase: User Interface
User Access Control
Posted by Jay P, Last modified by Vinh N on 08 November 2019 07:13 PM

The Access Control page is used to limit the permissions of a system role that is assigned to a user who has rights to access Proofpoint Essentials. There are 5 roles available to Proofpoint Essentials users and they operate with the following permission model:

  • OEM Partner Administrator
    • Strategic Partner Administrator
      • Channel Administrator
        • Organization Administrator
          • End-User

An OEM partner administrator can manage strategic partner, channel, organization administrators and users. A strategic partner administrator can manage channel administrators, organization administrators and users whereas a channel administrator can manage organization admins and users but not other channel admins. In addition, all administrator types can create and manage a user access controls.

To modify the access control for a role:
  1. Navigate to the login screen.
  2. Login using your account.
  3. Click on the Company Settings tab.
  4. Click on the Access Control tab.
  5. Select the role you wish to edit.
  6. Click the Show/Hide button that is next to each module you wish to alter the permission setting for that role.
  7. Click Save.

Once the change has been made all users who are assigned the role that has been edited will be subject to the new permissions.


Access controls only apply to the entity where they were created. Therefore Partners will need to customize the access of a role on each organization they manage.

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